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Ruth D. Hill

April 18, 1936 June 18, 2016
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Ruth D. Hill, 80, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home on Saturday, June 18, 2016, after a brief illness with cancer. Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 5th at South Oak Grove Cemetery in Stuart. Online condolences may be left at

Ruth was born on April 18, 1936, in rural Dexter, Iowa to Clyde and Sarah (Wilder) Lawson. She was the youngest of seven children. She was born on the family farm and attended country schools. She graduated from Stuart High School in Stuart, Iowa. Ruth married Larry Benton; he passed away in 1955. She later married Gary Vorrath. The couple divorced, and Ruth then married James Hill, who preceded her in death in 2006. She was very close to all her family and friends.

Ruth worked for sixteen years as a bartender at the Probstei Inn in Davenport. Ruth’s friends were important to her and became her extended family.

She enjoyed growing flowers, and was very particular about them.

Ruth is survived by her children, Terry (Lynne) Benton, Durant, Iowa, Douglas (Margarita) Vorrath, Denison, Iowa, and Gloria (Jeff) Martin, Fairbanks, Alaska; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Silvia Williams, Stuart, iowa.

In addition to two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob, Fred, Roy, and Gene; a sister, Esther, and a granddaughter, Amber Vorrath.
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11:00 AM 8/5/2016 11:00:00 AM
South Oak Grove

NE 7th Street
Stuart, IA 50250

South Oak Grove
NE 7th Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

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